• Virginia voter-registration deadline extended through Friday

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A federal judge has granted a brief extension of Virginia’s voter-registration deadline after heavy demand prevented some voters from registering online.

  • Judge grants brief extension of Virginia’s voter-registration deadline after demand prevented some online registrations

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Judge grants brief extension of Virginia’s voter-registration deadline after demand prevented some online registrations.

  • Nebraska AP high school football rankings

    The Associated Press Nebraska high school football rankings in Classes A through D2. Listings include name of school, season record, previous week’s ranking, previous week’s result and this week’s opponent (NR-not ranked last week). The rankings are based on a formula that includes ratings from the Omaha World-Herald and Lincoln Journal Star plus experts for each class. Class A: Dale Miller, Grand Island Independent. Class B: Jeff Fielder, Scottsbluff Star-Herald. Class C1: Nick Benes, Norfolk Daily News. Class C2: Brent Wasinius, Fremont Tribune. Class D1: Andrew Bottrell, North Platte Telegraph. Class D2: Nick Blasnitz, Hastings Tribune.

  • A pilot demonstrates how a tablet inflight controls the Aurora Flight Sciences' Aircrew Labor In-Cockpit Automantion System (ALIAS), which is mounted in a Cessena Caravan aircraft at Manassas Airport in Manassas, Va., Monday, Oct. 17, 2016. Government and industry are working together on a robot-like autopilot system that could eliminate the need for a second human pilot in the cockpit. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

    That pilot in the cockpit may someday be a robot

    MANASSAS, Va. (AP) — Think of it as the airborne cousin to the self-driving car: a robot in the cockpit to help human pilots fly passengers and cargo — and eventually even replace them.

  • The Orbital ATK Antares rocket, with the Cygnus spacecraft onboard, launches from Pad-0A, Monday, Oct. 17, 2016 at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Wallops Island, Va. Orbital ATK's sixth contracted cargo resupply mission with NASA to the International Space Station is delivering over 5,000 pounds of science and research, crew supplies and vehicle hardware to the orbital laboratory and its crew. (Bill Ingalls/NASA via AP)

    Rocket launch reignites space station deliveries in Virginia

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — One of NASA’s main delivery companies made a triumphant comeback seen up and down the East Coast on Monday night, launching its first space station shipment from Virginia since a rocket explosion two years ago.

  • Washington Redskins running back Matt Jones, center, celebrates his touchdown with teammates Rob Kelley, left, and Ty Nsekhe in the first half of an NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles, Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

    Redskins winning with balanced offense, clutch defense

    ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Washington Redskins players and coaches say their turnaround from 0-2 to 4-2 is a matter of resilience.

  • In this photo taken Oct. 3, 2016, Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8), of Russia, skates during overtime in an NHL preseason hockey game in Washington. Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals’ power play is 0 for 8 through the first two games of the NHL season. Ovechkin has led the league in power-play goals the past four seasons while the Capitals have been a top-five unit. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

    ‘Enough’s enough:’ Capitals aim to fix early power-play woes

    ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Any time an opponent sizes up the Washington Capitals and looks for a way to stop them, the power play is on the agenda.